Protecting Your Rights Following Traffic Stop Arrests

Massachusetts state and local police heavily patrol major highways such as I-90 (Massachusetts Turnpike), Route I-91, Route 20, Route 5 and Route 2, and make traffic stops. Many of these traffic stops result in arrests for criminal charges such as OUIs, drug crimes or gun charges. However, law enforcement must follow certain procedures in order for a traffic stop to be considered lawful. Otherwise, a resulting criminal charge is invalid.

What Are Your Constitutional Rights?

If you were recently pulled over by police and believe your constitutional rights were violated, you may have a case for suppression of evidence or dismissal. At the Law Office of John P. McKenna, P.C., we provide skilled and effective criminal defense representation for our traffic stop arrest clients. Trust an attorney who has defended his clients' interests in over 220 trials and is aware of what law enforcement can and cannot do in a traffic stop.

To talk to an experienced traffic stop arrest attorney in Springfield, Massachusetts, contact our offices today. We are available 24/7 to discuss your case.

Taking Action When Illegal Search And Seizure Occurs

Generally, an officer must have reasonable suspicion to pull an individual over. This can include something as simple as speeding or failing to use a turn signal. However, once you are pulled over, an officer cannot search your vehicle unless they have probable cause that there are drugs or some other illegal substance in your car. If an officer violated your constitutional rights, we can file a motion to suppress evidence, and your case could be dismissed as a result of an illegal search and seizure.

Contact A Massachusetts DUI Defense Lawyer

Getting pulled over by police or law enforcement does not diminish your constitutional rights. If you were pulled over in a traffic stop and were arrested, law enforcement had to follow proper procedures. If not, you have a case to suppress any evidence and even dismiss the resulting charge. Contact the Law Office of John P. McKenna, P.C., today for experienced traffic stop arrest representation in Western Massachusetts. Call 413-241-7842 or toll free at 866-607-0601